catch (someone) unawares

Definition of catch (someone) unawares

  1. :  to affect (someone) without warning or without being expected The rainstorm caught us unawares.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to capture or seize especially after pursuit

    :  to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

    :  deceive

  1. :  something caught

    :  the total quantity caught at one time

    :  the act, action, or fact of catching

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  without design, attention, preparation, or premeditation

    :  without warning :  suddenly, unexpectedly

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